With Pokémon Go‘s Larvitar Community Day now behind trainers, Niantic has revealed a Water-type Pokémon will be the star of next month’s event.
The developer recently announced the Generation I starter Squirtle will be the star of July’s Community Day. As seen in the image below, players will see increased spawns of the adorable turtle Pokémon on Sunday, July 8th, from 11 a.m. PT to 2 p.m. PT.
The bonus for the event will be a decreased distance required to hatch eggs and three-hour lures, which will likely draw in more Squirtle. As with all of the previous Community Days, fully evolving the featured creature during the hours of the event will give the evolved Pokémon access to an exclusive move. While Niantic hasn’t revealed what move Blastoise will learn, we might have an idea.
According to Pokémon Go Hub‘s recent data mining work, the powerful Water-type Pokémon could learn Hydro Cannon. In the APK teardown of update 0.107.1, the charge attack’s sound effect and animation were discovered. While this maneuver could be meant for another Pokémon, it was initially introduced in the mainline entries Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen as a special move for Blastoise.
Of course, trainers will get confirmation on the move closer to July 8th. For now, we can pretty much guarantee Squirtle’s shiny version will be a part of the event. All of the Community Day stars have had their color-swapped variants introduced during the event, with Larvitar being the latest.
Next month will also be the first Community Day where trainers will have access to the recently announced trading system. Niantic revealed a Friendship feature will be added to the mobile game later this week, which will allow players to trade Pokémon at a cost.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live